Glad you asked, oh non-speaker of Spanish. A sotano is a basement. Los Sotano is (literally and figuratively) an underground new-Mexican restaurant and speakeasy, set in a hidden basement in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong.
The interior is sexy, sophisticated, and fun, inspired by urban-Mexican design from Mexico City to Miami to L.A. Think traditional Mexican tile contrasted with a wall of bronze skulls, cut glass decanters repurposed as light fixtures shining down on a rough-poured concrete bar, textures of soft velvet and course rope alongside artwork by international graffiti artists. It’s the night, it’s rhythm, it’s flavor, it’s energy, it’s tequila. In short, it’s Mexico.